India, Japan Discuss Port Development Projects
A Japanese delegation led by H.E. Mr. Takeshi Maeda, Minister for Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, Government of Japan along with Mr. Akitaka Saiki, Ambassador of Japan to India met the Union Minister of Shipping, Shri G.K. Vasan, in New Delhi today.
Bilateral issues concerning the port and shipping sectors and other issues of mutual interest like ship-breaking, ship-building, connectivity projects to ports and exchange programmes, etc. were discussed during the meeting.
Specific issues relating to development projects with respect to connectivity to the ports, draft, new berths, terminals and other facilities especially relating to Chennai and Ennore ports were also discussed.
Dredging Today Staff, January 12, 2012; Image: pib